Why do we have to say that Acta is the worst manager in baseball? Really? Is this because Acta stayed so long with Masterson? In my opinion Acta stayed with him because Masterson is the "ace" of our staff. There are times a manager really wants his pitcher to get himself out of trouble and basically wants to believe in him but Justin just couldn't do it. He was very wild last night and couldn't seem to locate anything at all. Obviously he made a mistake but as a fan I think I am OK with it. Acta isn't perfect but he is far from the worst manager in baseball. I don't agree with every move he makes but that's OK because I am by no means an expert. I and most of the rest of you are just passionate Cleveland Indian baseball fans. We don't have to agree with every move.
In my opinion managers get almost all the blame for everything when a team gets beat and no one ever wants to lay blame on the players. I don't understand that and I never will. In 2007 the Tribe had CC Sabathia on the mound at home with a 3-1 series lead and CC got hammered. This isn't Eric Wedge's fault. Fausto Carmona imploded in Boston and once again this isn't Wedge's fault. Then after getting beat two in a row the Tribe had Westbrook on the mound and by that time the Tribe just didn't believe in themselves and after CC and Fausto both lost I think most Tribe fans knew it was over. As much as I wanted to win I still can't bring myself to blame the Wedge. How about blaming our own players for choking or even give the Red Sox credit for being a better team? Like I said the manager gets all the blame for a loss no matter who it is and of course that isn't fair.
I never said Wedge was the only reason they lost to Boston, but I do feel that a better manager could have made the difference, and that a better manager would have got them into the playoffs in 2005. We have been over this before.... You have your opinions, and I have mine.
Acta as made some really bad decisions as of late, but Wedge was just a lousy manager.
Me: "'WEDGE LOST THE 2007 ALCS' Really?"You: "Yeah, really..."
A few posts later...
You: "I never said Wedge was the only reason they lost to Boston...blah blah blah"
Keep talking in circles man maybe you'll make more sense the next time around.
I'm not saying no managerial mistakes were made, but at some point it, regardless of the lineup, the rotation, the usage of the bullpen, the bench or ANYTHING that the manager has control over...regardless of ALL of that...it still comes down to the players who have to actually play the game. A manager could do everything 100% exactly right, but if his players don't perform, you simply are not going to win the game.
The inverse isn't true though. You don't HAVE to have the best manager in baseball to win. Joe Girardi is one of the worst managers I've ever seen, but who can't win with the Yankees on the field?
" Talking in circles."
He, who all of sudden claims to have always been on the Willingham bandwagon.
Give me break!
Subject: ST Record
Mar- 30 ..... In reply to Xforemanjoe
" Why would you want to see us over pay for an aging bat - only player with an injury history? Because it worked so well with Hafner."
I'm just messing with you dude... Its obvious that you are pretty intelligent when comes to all the ins and outs on baseball. My issues with Wedge are my own personal demons. For some reason he was the one Indian's manager that just got under my skin.
You know exactly what I mean.
Totally Agree. I Blame Sabathia AND Carmona, but specially Carmona. And If we're going to blame somebody from coaching staff.. how about our third base coach whe he stopped Lofton from score?